While most of the student body went home for Thanksgiving, 11 of the college’s athletic teams competed over the break. Highlights include men’s soccer advancing to the Final Four; an impressive cross-country nationals performance; and undefeated starts for several teams.
In this week’s edition of Around the Herd: Football beats rival Williams 21-14 in their homecoming game; men’s and women’s soccer each advance to the NCAA Round of 16; and men’s and women’s basketball open their seasons strong.
The men’s basketball team lost an away game against Colby-Sawyer College on Thursday, Dec. 1, and blew a 15-point halftime lead at home against Springfield College on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Now eight games into the season, the Mammoths are 3-5.
While most students return to their hometowns over break, many student-athletes must remain on campus with their teams. Staff writer Maya Reiner ’25 gains insight into this unique experience.
The men’s basketball team has had an up-and-down start to the young season. Now six games into their 24-game season, the team’s record is 3-3.
After posting a 15-9 record last season, the Amherst men’s basketball team returns hungry for an improved season. They opened strong with a victory in game one.
Men’s basketball came heartbreakingly close to victory in their first game of the NESCAC playoffs against Williams. They fought back from a number of steep deficits, but ultimately fell just short in the final few minutes.